ISFIYA, Israel, June 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Check-Cap Ltd. (the "Company" or "Check-Cap") (NASDAQ: CHEK), a clinical-stage medical diagnostics company advancing the development of C-Scan®, the first and only preparation-free ingestible capsule for the prevention of colorectal cancer through the detection of precancerous polyps, today announced that the Company received a letter from the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications (the "Letter"), indicating that the Company is not in compliance with the minimum bid price requirement for continued listing set forth in Listing Rule 5550(a)(2), which requires listed securities to maintain a minimum bid price of $1.00 per share.
Further, on April 16, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting related market conditions, Nasdaq has elected to provide temporary relief from the bid price requirements by tolling compliance through June 30, 2020. As a result of the tolling of the bid price requirements, according to the Letter, the Company has 180 calendar days from July 1, 2020, or until December 28, 2020, to regain compliance with the minimum bid price requirement. The Company can regain compliance, if at any time during this 180 day period, the closing bid price of its ordinary shares is at least $1 for a minimum of ten consecutive business days, in which case the Company will be provided with a written confirmation of compliance and this matter will be closed. The Company may then be eligible for an additional 180 day grace period if it meets the Nasdaq Capital Market's initial listing standards with the exception of the minimum bid price requirement.
If the Company cannot demonstrate compliance by the end of the grace period, the Nasdaq's staff will notify the Company that its ordinary shares are subject to delisting.
The Letter has no immediate effect on the Company's Nasdaq listing or the trading of its ordinary shares, and during the grace period, as may be extended, Check-Cap's ordinary shares will continue to trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol "CHEK".
Check-Cap is a clinical stage medical diagnostics company aiming to redefine colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and prevention through the introduction of C-Scan®, the first and only patient-friendly preparation-free screening test to detect polyps before they may transform into cancer. The Company's disruptive capsule-based screening technology aims to significantly increase screening adherence worldwide and help millions of people to stay healthy through preventive CRC screening. C-Scan uses an ultra-low dose X-ray capsule, an integrated positioning, control and recording system, as well as proprietary software to generate a 3D map of the inner lining of the colon. C-Scan is non-invasive and requires no preparation or sedation, allowing the patients to continue their daily routine with no interruption as the capsule is propelled through the gastrointestinal tract by natural motility.
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